THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Saffron, green and white will be the colours adorning the streets across the country as India celebrates its 70th Independence Day. Though most of the city schools are busy with mid-term examinations, many of them are coming up with their own activities, taking up the initiative to celebrate the Independence Day in their own way. Chala UP school has taken up an initiative to familiarise students with different statues of freedom fighters here.
After a flag hoisting ceremony, there will be an Independence Day rally. “School students will honour around 10 statues of freedom fighters in the city including those of Velu Thampi Dalava in Statue, Gandhi statue at Gandhipark and Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishnapillai at Palayam Raktasakshi Mandapam. The children will be briefed on the significance of the place, after which they will offer floral tributes, “ said Venu, teacher.
St Mary’s HSS plans to keep the celebrations simple. According to Asha Annie George, school HM, the school will hold a simple flag hoisting ceremony and share an Independence Day message for the children.
Poojappura Government UP School will have its students dress up as Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru and other freedom fighters. Swaminathan K, a school teacher said, “There will be an Independence Day quiz competition and poster presentation by students.”
Pangode Government LP school is planning on celebrating the event in an elaborate manner with cultural programmes by the students and sweets distribution. Ambidas Karette, one of the teachers said, they hope to celebrate the event differently. Apart from a flag hoisting ceremony, there will be other cultural events. There will also be a magic show performed for the kids by a member of the Lions Club.”
For the students of Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, it is not just an occasion for celebrating the Independence Day. Starting off with a simple flag hoisting ceremony, fancy dress and other cultural programmes by students, there will be a ‘Green Army’ rally. Suresh Babu, Principal HM said, “ Our school students are volunteers for the Green Army, an initiative by the corporation with school and college students to create awareness on waste treatment. The rally will start its work, creating awareness among those in the nearby areas.”Cottonhill Government Higher Secondary School for girls is also conducting a rally on the occasion, which also has ‘a garbage-free city’ as its theme.